The Point Arena Lighthouse is closed to visitors and lodging guests for the foreseeable future due to the COVID-19 Shelter in Place (SIP) order from Mendocino County, and out of concern for our staff and guests. We have also cancelled our upcoming Lecture SeriesNight Tour and Wind & Whale Celebration events.  The Our Lighthouse exhibit honoring our 150th Anniversary at the Gualala Arts Center has also been cancelled.  Please honor this closure by not coming onto our gated grounds.  The adjacent Point Arena/Stornetta Unit of the California Coastal National Monument is an excellent choice for outdoor exercise, just remember to keep the 6′ social distance if you meet others on the trails!

The Lighthouse deeply appreciates its guests and members in these unprecedented times and we wish everyone safe travels, good health and hope for a quick end to the emergency.  As a non-profit completely funded by our Museum and Tower Tours, Gift Store sales, Lodging rentals, membershipsand donationswe are going to be severely affected by this closure.  Please consider becoming a Memberif you are not already and/or make a donationto us to keep the light shining in our 150th year.  Finally, we are allowed to accept lodging reservations from essential workers, so please refer anyone that falls into that category to us.  If an essential service provider needs to make a reservation please call 707-882-2809, ext. 1 or email  We have already have a PG&E line inspection crew staying in one of our houses for a week and that will help tremendously.

Please cooperate with all County, State and Federal orders during this unprecedented crisis, be safe, use common sense, don’t hoard food and toilet paper, keep the 6′ social distance and be good to each other. Most of all, bring that positive coastal attitude and sense of humor to bear as much as you can!

Mark D. Hancock
Executive Director